I have to admit that after a year being in Taiwan that even with the different things going on all around me on a daily basis, I’ve been finding myself getting bored with what I normally shoot. For this reason, I decided to try walking around last weekend with my camera back closed (possible on the D5000), a 35mm lens on, and Aperture mode dialed into f/8. I then took photos that seemed a bit “too normal” – this isn’t some sort of event or street photography outing, but just me seeing what happened. Since the back was closed, I couldn’t review images, so I tried to force myself to think before I shot. Here are eight of the results from that day.
This Big Buddha is located at Baguashan, or 八卦山 in Changhua City (彰化巿). I’ll be posting more shots from the visit to the statue and temple that is situated behind it as well as the statue garden nearby. It’s a beautiful area which allows you to see the whole city. You can check out a past post dealing with the Big Buddha of Ngong Ping in Hong Kong here.
This exterior of a Hakka teahouse was taken later in the evening during Chinese New Year as my family visited. I’ve posted this located before when telling about making tea during my first visit.
I love the location of this place, as it’s on a side-street in an old town. You get to it by going down an alley near the large temple nearby.
Taken at 35mm, f/8.0, 1/200 shutter speed at ISO 200. I found myself set on f/8 more often with this lens – I love the versatility that setting provides.